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Izz

RECYCLING isn't just about cans and glass and newspapers, you know.

Dex

Please enlighten us, O wise one.

Izz

Well, "recycling" means using old things to make new things. For example, remember when Granny cut up your old soccer shirts and made them into a quilt? That's recycling!

Dex

I'm not so sure about the coziness of that particular item, though the cat seemed to enjoy it. Hey, the cat recycled the quilt into a cat bed! That's recycling, right?

Izz

Sure. Pets Who Recycle. Sounds like a reality TV show. "This week: Cats with Cans and Pythons with Paper. Our special guest is an elderly Labradoodle who creates a special kind of wind power."

Dex

And there's the whole worm thing, too. You know, where people have pet worms in their house and they eat your leftovers and turn them into fertilizer for the garden.

Izz

Otherwise known as worm composting. Yup, that's also recycling. Clearly, we can do a lot more than just sort bottles, cans, and paper to send to the recycling center. There are tons of interesting ways to recycle at home. I'd love to know what other creative recyclers out there are doing, so email us your recycling ideas!